Dad's Choice Awards 2014 winners revealed

"When you look through the list of winners, highly commended and commended its fantastic mix of timeless classics and new innovations that make it into the final awards."
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The results of the Dad’s Choice Awards 2014 have been announced.

A team of Super Dad Testers evaluated each entry on their creativity, fun factor, value for money and whether they lived up to the hype on the box.

“We’ve been overwhelmed this year with the fantastic feedback from our Super Dad Testers," said David Ross, founder of Dad’s Choice Awards.

"When you look through the list of winners, highly commended and commended its fantastic mix of timeless classics and new innovations that make it into the final awards. Every winner should feel proud to have made it through the rigorous testing and tough critics – the dads and of course their children.

"We’ve had everything from tech toys, board games, superb action toys to classic cars and models. Apps and educational toys were very popular and reflect how many children have tablets and phones. We appreciate all the manufacturers who entered and hope those who’ve won will join us in celebrating their success. Hopefully it will inspire other Dads who are struggling for inspiration for Christmas day."

The list of Super Seventeen winners of the highest awards in each sector for 2014 is as follows:

  • Best Remote Control Toy: Air Hogs Rollercopter (Spinmaster)
  • Best Electronic Toy: Boomer Dino (Spinmaster)
  • Best Arts and Craft: Edible Sweet Art Popsicle (Tobar)
  • Best App: Tree Fu Tom (Crane Media Ltd)
  • Best Educational: Reading Eggs (Blake E Learning)
  • Best Building & Making: Meccano Multimodel 20 (Spinmaster)
  • Best Gadgets and Gizmos: Wowee MIP (Trends UK)
  • Best Stocking Fillers: Rubik’s The Void (John Adams)
  • Best Board Games: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Kimble (Tactic Games)
  • Best Vehicle: Hot Wheels Super Loop Chase Race (Mattel)
  • Best Models: Makie Doll (Makie Lab)
  • Best Models: Haynes Motorcycle (Trends UK)
  • Best Fun Toys: Domino Express Crazy Factory (John Adams)
  • Best Travel Games: Zip IT (Bananagrams)
  • Best Outdoor Toys: BoomCo Rapid Madness (Mattel)
  • Best Traditional: Construction Train Set (Big Jigs)
  • Best Ride Ons and Bikes: VTriker Elite Scooter

The Highly Commended list is as follows:

  • Highly Commended Remote Control: Nano Quad Pro (Revell)
  • Highly Commended Art and Craft: Loom Twister (H Grossman)
  • Highly Commended Apps: The Essential Parent Company (The Essential Parent Company)
  • Highly Commended Educational: Appletters (Bananagrams)
  • Highly Commended Building and Making: Magna-Tiles® Clear Colors 48 Piece Set (Valtech)
  • Highly Commended Gadgets and Gizmos: Zuru Pirate Robo Fish (Tobar)
  • Highly Commended Stocking Fillers: Fruitominoes (Bananagrams)
  • Highly Commended Board Games: Moustache Smash (Spinmaster)
  • Highly Commended Board Games: Bananagrams (Bananagrams)
  • Highly Commended Vehicles: Transformers Optimus Prime Challenge Track Set (HTI)
  • Highly Commended Outdoor: Jumbo Bananagrams
  • Highly Commended Outdoor: Raskullz Red Mohawk Helmet (ReCreation)
  • Highly Commended Fun Toys: Zip Stix Mega Pack (ReCreation)


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